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Ynys Enlli


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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Eight minutes long. I hope you can find the time. I've spent a while on this and I'm not sure about the mix, [never am!] any crits would be very welcome, because this one means a lot to me. There are nine tracks altogether, a mixture of Omnisphere, Zebra 2, Dimension and the updated version of Crystal sofsynths.

Ynys Enlli is a small island off the coast of North Wales, where I spent a very happy two and a half years. It's a special place, some say magical. I certainly found it so, the tune is my homage.

Happy Christmas everyone!
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Hits: 2835
Comments: 20
Fans: 22
Plays: 80
Downloads: 86
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Dec 25, 2010 - 04:08:14 PM
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2010 - 04:45:24 AM Last Played: Dec 17, 2016 - 03:39:51 AM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac, Korg Nanokey, Rokit 5s, Christmas Dinner.
Software:
Logic Pro, Omnisphere, Zebra 2, Crystal.
Comments
RAVENS said 2545 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Magical
Wow, this really is beautiful. I think the mix is superb, the sounds you used blend together wonderfully. Surely a keeper for me. Happy Holidays!

RAVEN ;-)
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kassia said 2544 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
simply gorgeous
dave this is stunning. so so so warm and enveloping. i love all of your sound choices and the simple melody is beautiful. there is a fluidity to this piece, i think because of the slightly different timing of the chord changes in each track. it's almost like a round. definitely one of your best works, in my opinion. really well done.
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jfisenne said 2544 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
I'm glad
I gave this eight minutes. Very enjoyable dreamy piece.
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Reinholt56 said 2544 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Hi Dave.....
Another one of your best. Arranged perfectly and the sounds chosen compliment each other.

Eight minutes seemed such a short time whilst I listened.

Take care.

Paul
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Narad said 2544 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Ynys Enlli
Wonderfully composed and a splendide homage to the small island of the coast of North Wales.My sincere congratulations !!! :)
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Diviner said 2544 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Great sounds
You have some great vst's there, and you have used them well. Love the space and depth in the track as well as the twinkly leads. Nicely done Dave.
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michael2 said 2543 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
this is
so nice. i could listen to it for 16 minutes; would actually be really nice with a symphonic treatment: horns, strings, etc...

beautifully done, no critiques actually.
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davajonah said 2543 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Thank you good people.
One reply for all this time. I'm not so sure anyone gets reply notifications for these. I never do when I post a comment about a song and the artist replies, maybe I have something set wrong, I can't figure it out.

Anyway, your comments have been very kind. But listening to this mix, I've noticed a few little mistakes which passed me by in my rush to get it finished by Christmas. Maybe you don't, but then, It's imprinted on my brain now. So I may just pull this down and repost a new mix in the next day of two. I wish you could just re-upload a new version, but you can't. I do appreciate all the kind comments, thanks!

I'd really love to get back to Enlli one day, but sadly it hasn't happened yet.
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papag said 2543 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Transported
This is lovely... I just floated on the melodies to the green, green countryside.

Thanks for the dl :)
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Henke said 2543 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Hi Dave
This is truly beautiful, and very davajonah with that harplike sound and all. I have not been to Ynys Enlli myself, but I went by train across the northen coastline of Wales in the days, stopping to see the small cathedral in Bangor and to walk up the hill at Llandudno - which was really great, (and looks rather like the island in the picture above). No time to stop at the station with the world's longest name, though... (Llanfairfechan... etc isn't it?) So, much enjoyed, both in a musical sense and for the "time travelling".

Take care,
Henke

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KCsGROOVE said 2542 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Lovely piece!
You created a very nice atmosphere with the synths
Islands always have something mysterious :-)
Very much enjoyed
KC

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Char said 2541 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Is there a
choir of angels in residence on Ynys Enlii to sing its praises? Sounds majestic and spiritual. I think you conveyed your love of the place. Thanks for the reverie and the escape into an aural heaven.
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Moviz said 2541 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
It certainly
sounds 'magical' Dave. The opening synths give that sound that suggests majesty and space as in the hills, mountains and Valleys of Wales; the vocal synth gives me the impression of lost souls wandering all the open and wild places...... beautifully haunting and a lovely 'homage' to a special place..... cheers M
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jiguma said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
sounds fantastic Dave
BIG, expansive sounds - rich and full. How does one spend 2 and a half years on such a place? Definitely no nits that I can notice.
Cheers for 2011!
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lengold said 2530 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
This is
lovely Dave.
Cheers
Len

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smokey bacon jnr said 2530 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
expansive
Great work! Love the depth and flow of this - I would love to be able to let sounds glide around like this. Da iawn i chi! I can't hear any glitches - but then you only hear mistakes in your own work really.
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richard13 said 2529 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
I would have sworn I'd already commented.
This is great Dave, and similar, in a way to my Jellyfish, with slow, sweeping lower-register stuff and a simple melody. If your 2.5 years on the island were anything like this (lazy, languid, relaxed) then I see why you remember it fondly.
I downloaded this shortly after you posted it and thought I'd left a semi-literate trace of my visit, but the MJ server seems to have other ideas. I'm on my second listen today and it is delightful. Cheers.
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Ex_Silentio said 2513 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Ynys Enlli
One of your best. And THAT is saying something. Stunned.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 2513 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
magnificant
work! a wonderful island of a song!
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timothydevine2 said 2511 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
this is special
what great voices
imagination envolking
8 min of bliss magical transformation to anothher place
peace bro
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